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There are 8 ways to get from Ljubljana to Starigrad by bus, train, night bus, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus via Zagreb  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zagreb N482 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Starigrad Paklenica

174 kn - 313 kn

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Train, bus  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Starigrad Paklenica

179 kn - 402 kn

Train  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Lovinac Ic

715 kn - 1.097 kn

Bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zadar bus station N948 / ...

189 kn - 220 kn

Bus, night bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana bus station to Opatija 958
  2. Take the night bus from Opatija Central Bus Station to Starigrad Paklenica Opatija Central Bus Station - Starigrad Paklenica

224 kn - 306 kn

Drive  •  3h 34m

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Starigrad 324.8 km

250 kn - 370 kn

Shuttle to Zagreb, fly  •  4h 28m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zadar (ZAD) ZAG - ZAD

1.020 kn - 3.004 kn

Shuttle to Pula, fly  •  5h 9m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana - Avtobusna Postaja to Pula Airport
  2. Fly from Pula (PUY) to Zadar (ZAD) PUY - ZAD

1.068 kn - 3.619 kn

Ljubljana to Starigrad by bus

The bus journey time between Ljubljana and Starigrad is around 13h 48m and covers a distance of around 425 km. The fastest bus normally takes 7h 20m. Operated by FlixBus, Autotrans d.d., Croatia Bus International and others, the Ljubljana to Starigrad bus service departs from Ljubljana bus station and arrives in Starigrad Paklenica. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
13h 48m
Fastest bus time:
7h 20m
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
183 kn
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
13:15
Last bus departs at:
21:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ljubljana to Starigrad bus schedules

Slovenia → Croatia
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Starigrad is 00385 91 468 30 32.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Starigrad is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Starigrad is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ljubljana to Starigrad is to bus which costs €24 - €29 and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Ljubljana to Starigrad is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ljubljana station to Starigrad. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana bus station and arriving at Starigrad Paklenica via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Starigrad is 209 km. The road distance is 324.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Starigrad without a car is to bus via Zagreb which takes 6h 55m and costs €22 - €45.

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It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from Ljubljana to Starigrad, including transfers.

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Ljubljana to Starigrad bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ljubljana bus station.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Starigrad is to bus via Zagreb which takes 6h 55m and costs €22 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €90 - €150 and takes 7h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Zadar Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Ljubljana to Starigrad bus services, operated by Slavonija Bus, arrive at Starigrad Paklenica station.

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Starigrad.
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  • Distance: 209 km
  • Duration: 6h 55m

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Starigrad, Zadarska, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Ljubljana to Starigrad via Zagreb in around 6h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ljubljana to Starigrad via Zagreb Glavni Kol. and Lovinac in around 7h 26m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
310 kn - 1.900 kn
Flights from Pula to Zadar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
260 kn - 1.700 kn
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
180 kn - 250 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Ljubljana to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 130 kn
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
75 kn - 95 kn
Regional Train Ticket
60 kn - 85 kn
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
110 kn - 130 kn
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70 kn - 90 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Zadar bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 200 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana bus station to Opatija
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
60 kn - 80 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Night bus from Opatija Central Bus Station to Starigrad Paklenica
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 180 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 kn - 150 kn
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Nomago
Economy
75 kn - 110 kn
Premium
95 kn - 130 kn
Family&friends
110 kn - 150 kn
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 85 kn
Website
Crnja Tours
Slavonija Bus
Phone
+385 (0)35 475-300
Email
info@slavonija-bus.hr
Website
slavonija-bus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Starigrad Paklenica
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Schedules at
slavonija-bus.hr
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 kn - 1.700 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
220 kn - 270 kn
Private
850 kn - 1.700 kn
Shuttle from Ljubljana - Avtobusna Postaja to Pula Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
270 kn - 2.300 kn
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
270 kn - 300 kn
Private
1.200 kn - 2.300 kn

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Starigrad is 325 km. It takes approximately 3h 34m to drive from Ljubljana to Starigrad.

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Croatia Airlines offers flights from Zagreb Airport to Zadar Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Starigrad. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 57m and costs €29 - €230.

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